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Book Review: The code of Manava Maha Vishnu Trilogy Part 1 by Arpit Bakshi

Title: The code of Manava Maha Vishnu Trilogy Part 1 Author: Arpit Bakshi
Pages: 285
Rupa Publications
Price: ₹295
Genre: Science Fiction
When you write a book, it usually resonates with your personality to a very large extent. Sometimes it is highly influenced by your profession/ upbringing or your innate nature in general. And sometimes your alter ego guides your pen. In either way, a book is an author's baby and it a reflection of what all is going on the author's mind.

I am a kind of reader who starts right from the first page of a book till the last. I read all the publication information, about the author, prologue etc etc. However, this book looked too fascinating and different from the cover, so I decided to devour the story right away. However after reading 3 or 4 pages, I was forced to read about the author. He just couldn't be from a literary background. There had to be a scientific educational background as the facts were too vivid and technical ( with isotopes in par…

TRAI doing the right thing

I am a big television fan. Although I hardly get the time to indulge in this passion of mine. However my area of television is very restricted. It's mainly cricket (not even all the sports) and Bollywood and Tollywood. So I find it very annoying that I have to pay for the whole packages. The TV Broadcasters have been overcharging us by giving us packages with channels we don't even watch. We now really need to #StopTheLoot 
In the recent months, TRAI are facing an ongoing battle with the Broadcasters, especially with the people of Star group. Now, the Supreme Court dismissed the appeal of broadcasters and cemented Telecom Regulatory Authority of India’s (TRAI) tariff order for pricing and packaging of TV channels.As per the new tariff order, broadcasters were required to declare the MRP and nature of all the channels. 
So basically, they would have to put it up on their websites and social media that they are following the order by TRAI and submit a list of paid channels and gro…

MyOxy: Launch of India's first portable personal Oxygen Cans

Last week was revolutionary in terms of health aid. I mean medicine is advancing by leaps and bounds everyday and one more such equipment was launched. Gupta Oxygen Pvt. Ltd., a pioneer in Industrial, Medical and Refrigeration unveiled the launch of the first ever FDA approved canned Oxygen, MyOxy ( exclusively for the India market. With pollution levels reaching new heights everyday, it was high time that we did something for the youth and elderly to deal with emergency hypoxia situations. So what are the uses of this portable MyOxy Can? High Altitude At high altitude, oxygen molecules are less dense. Ascending 5,000 feet or more in the mountains can result in symptoms of acute mountain sickness like headaches, nausea, dizziness, disturbed sleep, fatigue, shortness of breath etc. MyOxy has been specifically designed for Army Personnel’s posted at high altitude regions in India (Leh-Ladakh, Siachen, Kargil, Nathulapass), trekkers/athletes who frequent high peaks and pilgrims o…

The safest product range for babies

What is that one thing that bothers you the most  in the process of childcare? I bet it's the safety of products you use on your munchkin. As a mom, we want the safest and the most effective of skincare for our darlings. VLCC Ayurveda of VLCC Personal Care has come up with a range of products for babies which is safe, gentle and natural. This range includes: Baby Cream Baby Diaper Cream Baby Massage Oil Baby lotion

These products are formulated on the principles of Ayurveda and are absolutely free from any kinds of chemicals; including parabens and synthetic colourants. VLCC Ayurveda Baby Cream: It boosts natural moisture of baby's skin. And also preserves and protects the same. It's very mildly fragranced and my baby loves it. Enriched with Almond oil, Vitamin rich Olive oil and clarified cow's butter, it ensures complete external hydration of your munchkin's skin.
Price: ₹130 for a 100 gm tube.

I have not been everywhere, but it's on my list

In India, travelling is very biased. I mean most of the people lack the the real courage to tread the less trodden path and do something groundbreaking. I mean majority of the travellers feel that way. And the uncles and aunties and bosses and colleagues who take greater pleasure in indulging in gossip than reading a travel journal; leave alone venture on a trip, would try to poke you all the time that why haven't you seen the Eiffel Tower yet! I mean haven't you faced it? Regular people know a few clich├ęd destinations like London, Paris, Switzerland and America. I have set foot on 21 countries till now, all via my hard earned money but sadly ( according to them) haven't been anywhere on the aforementioned list. I mean why should I? Is there an unwritten rule that one HAS to go to Switzerland/Paris to establish oneself as a traveller? Sorry. I don't fit into that mould. I am way too open minded to fall into a show off/ must do rut. I would rather tick places off from #T…

Real Me Pro Phone Launch

Yesterday was revolutionary in terms of technology. Real me phones launched their astounding Real me pro 2 with even more stunning features.

The event took place in Amity university which was a first of its kind. Before this a phone launch had never been conducted in a college campus. The CEO elicited that the reason is very simple. Maximum number of Real me users are the youth. And Real me has global presence....just like Amity university.
The phone was unveiled by the CEO India of Real Me Mobile. The Real Me pro 2 has some really ground breaking features...
It has been launched in 3 versions. The shocking one is :
It has got 8 GB RAM with 128 GB internal memory.
The other two versions are :
4 GB RAMwith 64 GB
6 GB RAM with 64 GB Apart from this they have a host of stunning features like 6.3 inch screen, dew drop screen, octa core processor etc etc.
In a nutshell, it's a dream come true.
However their prices are even more competitive.
The 8 GB one is priced at a shocking 18,999! Not only…

The finest bakery in Noida: Theos

I had heard a lot about Theos bakery so this Sunday I finally decided to try it out with my family. What I learnt was that apart from being a class patisserie, it serves excellent Italian. We had an awesome afternoon.
To start with, I had caprese salad. It was one of the best I have had in a long time. The broccoli and peppers were fresh and crunchy and the seasoning was flavourful. For shakes I tried the blueberry frappe. It was not too sweet and extremely delicious and filling. The quantity is quite a lot.
Then I had spaghetti Aglio olio. It was perfection. The flavours were simply irresistible.

For dessert I had blueberry cheesecake. The cheesecake melted in my mouth and the blueberry topping was absolutely delicious. I also had baklava. I have had baklava from Turkey, Iraq and Greece and I can happily declare that the baklava of Theos was as good as the Middle Eastern one!

About the bakery: They serve almost every thing you can think of. From focaccia bread to garlic ones, quiche …

My vacation wishlist with Zaful

So I think its not a secret anymore that we are wishing to go on a long vacation. For that I have been scouring for the perfect skinny distressed jeans and am happy that I found one on Zaful. Also I have a great news for you! Zaful is having its fourth anniversary sale and I could not be happier! Curating my wardrobe is usually my wife's job but this time I too decided to help her! Since it is a long trip and there are many parts of it, I decided to curate a multipurpose wardrobe. There are going to be city tours, long drives, biking and of course hiking. Each of these require a particular outfit and so these are the items that are in my cart right now. I am trying to get the best out of Zaful 4th Anniversary sale!

Camo print shorts: Shorts are a must have be it the beach or going for hiking. And camo print is simply the best.  Jacket: A jacket is a must have as everywhere in the world (barring the tropics) it gets chilly at night. So a stylish coat is necessary.